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Other Pharmacologic Approaches

  • Wallace B. Mendelson

Abstract

Pharmacologic alternatives to prescription hypnotics include the over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids, l-tryptophan, and ethanol. Perhaps the most striking thing about the OTC hypnotics is how little is known about them when one considers their widespread use. The effects of ethanol and l-tryptophan on sleep have been reviewed by a number of writers and will be briefly summarized here.

Keywords

Anticholinergic Property Scopolamine Hydrobromide Ethanol Ethanol Reduce Sleep Latency Pharmacologic Alternative 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wallace B. Mendelson
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Mental HealthBethesdaUSA

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